• ABOUT 30 acres of pasture recently sold at auction in two lots for an aggregate price of £71,000. The land at Compton Martin in the Chew Valley, near Bristol, was split into a 10 and 20 acre block and averaged £2367/acre. James B King was the auctioneer.
• FIVE lots of grade 2 mainly arable land near Tadcaster, North Yorks, averaged £2400/acre when offered at auction. The 63 acres was a medium loam overlying limestone and capable of growing cereals, pulses and root crops. The lots ranged from just over 3-24 acres and the bidding was mainly local. Redundant farm buildings and 4 acres with planning permission for conversion into two residential units was also knocked down at £380,000 by Andrew Fallows, Carter Jonas.
• ABOUT 14 acres of arable or market garden land on the outskirts of Badsey village, near Evesham, Worcs, was sold by private treaty for a figure in the region of £45,000. Most of the land had underground irrigation and a general purpose building was included in the sale handled by Gusterson Palmer.
• THE 440 acre Pensthorpe Estate in Norfolk includes arable land, woodland, five dwellings and a waterfowl park, covering 40 acres of lakes and woodland. Guided at offers in excess of £2.6m by agent FPDSavills the estates income is boosted by ESA payments and a mineral lease. *